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Numbering tickets (stickers) with InDesign CS3


Now it’s possible. Now it’s easy and fun. In this simple tutorial you will learn how to use improved bullets and numbering InDesign’s feature to get numbers on your tickets. Our goal will be to create 1000 tickets, numbered from number 1 to 1000. Of course, you are not limited to this number. You can create as many as your like.

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Line type effect in Illustrator – or scan lines on type

In this tutorial you will learn some important things related to object manipulating in Illustrator. You will learn how to duplicate and distribute objects in one step, how to cut unwanted paths and more.

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Change background color – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Sooner or later someone will ask “How can I change the background color in my document?” A simple question, perhaps, but with various answers - depending on which Adobe application you are using.

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Pick color from picture in InDesign

Or convert RGB color to CMYK.

While you are working in InDesign it's essential to know how to pick color from image you just placed because of need to experiment with objects colors surrounding placed image. First of all the solution must be quick and easy. Here is how you can do it.

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Basic tips on working with tables in InDesign CS2

InDesign’s table options gives you ability to change many settings when you need to work with tables. First of all this tutorial is based on using InDesign CS2. I am hoping these tips will work in earlier versions too.

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Turn Color Photo into Black and White

There are many techniques and tutorials on how to turn color photo into black and white. Standard desaturate command will not give us good results. Channel mixer technique is very powerful but sliders become very sensitive when you check Monochrome option - need to master it. Here is what I am going to do.

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Crop tool

This tool commonly used by photographers and designers looks simple but actually it could be so complex you wouldn’t believe. Covered topics: Crop tool for resizing images, crop on duplicated image, the “rule of thirds” in mind, and canvas extension.

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10 Photoshop tips for busy designer

This is a collection of 10 useful tips to help you make your work more productive and easier. Many of them are for advanced users so I will not cover all the details on how to use specific functions in Photoshop. Anyway, I think these tips are easy to follow.

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Photoshop filters

Filters inside Photoshop

It’s always good to know what you could expect from filters inside Photoshop. To figure it out what they are able to do you must experiment a lot. Some filters wont work on empty background. They need something. For example, just a spot you created with brush tool will be enough. Some of them love to involve foreground/background colors.
I will show you some very basic implementations of filters in this tutorial.

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Chocolate in Photoshop

Create chocolate in Photoshop

Personally, I don’t like to use bevel effect in my work. I like things to be flat. But, one night I saw the billboard on the street with huge chocolate and it was actually a photograph of chocolate. So, I decided to reproduce it in Photoshop but without using bevel effect it’s almost impossible to do that. Just check it out bevel in action.

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